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THE MORXIXG OREGONIAN, TUESDAY. APRIL 6, 1915.
WHITE RAGE AGAIN
HAS WORLD TITLE
Johnson Drops Like Rag When
Willard Drives Home
KANSAN IS ALWAYS COOL
Ifesro Sajs He "Was Good Man In
His Day, but Day Has Passed."
New Champion Takes His
Laurels 'With- Modesty.
BT BAT MASTERSON".
HAVANA. ADril 6. (Special.) The
white race, after a hard pull for the
last seven years, recovered the heavy
weight championship of the world to
day at Oriental Park. Jess Willard. the
big Kansan. lifted the title which Jack
Johnson has owned ever since the Reno
fight, and carried it back to the Miramir
Hotel with him about 4 o'clock this
The psychological moment in the
fight came with the 26th round, when
Johnson, worn out and almost helpless,
staggered out from his corner to meet
a brace of blows from the waiting Wil
lard's huge fists. A half-hearted at
tempt to fight back left the black man
uncovered, and the Kansan, quick to
take advantage of the opportunity, shot
a haymaker to his opponent's chin.
Jhnoa Drops Like Rag.
Johnson- dropped like a rag and his
prostrate body paid unconscious obedi
ence to the new-crowned king of heavy
weights. There was little to choose between
the men In the first 20 rounds. Willard
jabbed with his left continually and
kept moving forward and, while many
of the jabs landed, quite a few were
blocked cleverly by Johnson, who ap
peared to be always waiting tor an
.opening to counter, but was too slow in
taking advantage of them when they
The negro fought savagely in spots,
but was enable to hurt the big cow
puncher even when he got his right
home to the jaw, as he did a number of
times. Willard fought a careful, and,
I might say, a clever battle from the
start. He at no time lost his head, but
was cool and collected at all times.
Willard Out to Win.
He was out to win and fought as if
he knew it was only a question of time
when he would land the winning punch.
After the 20th round Johnson was all
in and made no attempt to fight back,
even when hard pressed. He tried to
sidestep and block Willard's punches,
but was so exhausted that he could do
In the 34d round I noticed Johnson
for the first time looking over to
where his white wife was yelling and
the look told her as plainly as words
could that he was done and would soon
have to go down in defeat. From that
time on to the finish In the 26th round,
he continued to cast an appealing look
toward his wife, and those who ob
served this little side play felt that
it was all day with the big smoke.
Paodemonlnm Breaks Loose,
When Johnson went down for the
eount pandemonium broke loose.
Everybody seemed to rush for the ring
and judging from the cheers and con
tinued applause that followed the
knockout, it was a popular victory.
Willard. smiling and as unconcerned
as when he entered the ring, left im
mediately after Referee Jack Welsh
had declared the winner, for his dressing-room
in the clubhouse. Johnson
Temained for a while and remarked to
those about him that he "was a good
man in his day, but the day had
It was a clean knockout, delivered
with the right on the point of the chin,
and Johnson rolled under the lower
rope on to the margin of the ring. Some
15,000 persons occupied seats in the
track enclosure and in this gathering
nearly every section of the world was
represented. Certainly there was not
a state in Uncle Sam's precincts that
did not have a few native sons sprin
kled through the crowd.
Start of Battle Delayed.
The gates were thrown open for the
a-eneral admission seats at 7 o'clock in
the morning, and these were filled with
3000 fight enthusiasts by 11 A. M., an
hour and a half before the big bout
was scheduled to get under way. The
reserve seats were much slower in fill
ing up, though, and within an hour of
starting time there were only a few
hundred spectators in their places in
the grandstand. The sun came out
shortly before 1 P. M. and Old Sol's
advent on the scene was the signal
for an enthusiastic greeting, in which
the American huzzas were intermingled
with Cuban "bravos."
it was a full hour after the time set
for the fight to begin that the fighters
put in an appearance. Meantime the
crowd began to grow Impatient and all
sorts of wild rumors were set in circu
lation as possible explanations for the
delay of the principals in the attrac
tion that had brought so many folk to
gether from such widely separated
parts of the globe.
Rnmori Startle Multitude.
One shrill-voiced wiseacre startled
the multitudes with a report that Wil
yard had broken his leg in a fall from
an automobile that morning. Still an
other had it that Johnson, fearful of
losing his cherished title, had decided
to call quits and take the first out
going steamer for South America.
Once the pair were sighted, however,
the hiatus was forgotten and the
throngs, after the first tremor of ex
cltment at the appearance of Johnson
and Willard. settled back prepared to
enjoy the proceedings.
A painful accident occurred in the
camp of Willard yesterday morning
and did not become known until today.
For the time being it bid fair to im
pair the chances of the white hope to
no inconsiderable extent. While Wil
lard was being rubbed down one of the
attendants splashed a bit of chloroform
liniment in the fighter's right eve and
temporarily it looked as If Willard
would be laid up with a "game" eye
for some time to come. Heroic treat
ment, however, brought results finally
and after an hour of rest the pain en
Heavyweight Champ ions
From 1891 to 1915.
1891, January 14 Bob Fitxelmmons de
feated Jack Dempsey for the middleweight
championship of the world, 12 rounds. New
1S2, September 7 James J. Corbett de
feated John L- Sullivan, champion of
America, 21 rounds. New Orleans.
1857, March 17 Robert Fitzslmmons won
the undisputed heavyweight champion
of the world from James J, Corbett In 14
rounds, Carson City, Nev,
lsS. June James J. Jeffries won the
title from Bob FUzeimmona at Coney Island,
New York. In 11 rounds.
1. July i5 James J. Jeffries knocked
out Challenger Bob Fltsslmraons, ex-champion,
ia 8 rounds at San Francisco.
loa. August 14 James J. Jeffries
knocked out Challenger James Corbett. ex
champion. In 10 rounds at San Francisco.
isosjames J. Jeffries retired.
190S. July I James J. Jeffries presented
bis title to Marvin Hart wbea Hart knocked
Bo and 1.
Johnson feinted and landed his left on
Willard's jaw. Repeated uppercuts wltn
right to -Willard's jaw. The latter was
nervous. Johnson was laughing. Willard
drove two lefts to the blacks body. John
son drove right to Willard's body.
Bo and 2.
Johnson neatly blocked Willard's leads,
feinting- bim out of position and scoring
right and left to jaw. Willard replied with
a thrashing right to the black's body. John
son then hooked a left to the stomach.
Johnson then landed three lefts to the body.
Willard laughed. Johnson then drove wil
lard to the ropes with a tatoo of lefts to
After much feinting. Wiliard missed a
right swing and both - laughed. Johnson
rushed and scored a left on, the body and
a right to the jaw. Johnson landed left on
the body. Willard asked: "Is that the way
you do It?"
Willard longed ineffectually and Johnson
laughed at his clumsy efforts. There was
much feinting. Johnson landed a left to the
ribs and swung his right and left to the
hrf. and his left to Willard's face. Wil
lard's lip was bleeding. Willard scored a
left to Johnson's nose. '
Johnson poked a light left and right to
Willard's face. The referee oraerea mo
fighters to break from a clinch. The black
smashed hard to Willard's ribs and drove
three blows to the cowboy's stomach. The
champion rushed Willard to the ropes, scor
ing punches to the head and to the body.
Willard was badly distressed. The chal
lenger was rattled and boxed like an am
The black was calm at the ' open
ing of this round. He Beat vvmaro.
to the ropes with a fusillade of lefts.
On the break Johnson landed a
smash to the giant's Jaw. The oiaca
rubbed Willard's cut lip at every oppor
tunity. Johnson landed three crashing
blo-a-s to Willard's unprotected body. At the
bell Johnson was hammering hard at Wll
yard's body. The cowboy's left cheek was
Johnson was using every artifice to force
the fUhtlng. He rushed Willard to tne
ropes, slugging with both hands repeaieaxy.
Willard's lojig left temporarily blinded
Johnson's left eye. Johnson came oaca
with a series of swings to wuiaras douj.
It was a clean fight so far.
t Bound 8. -
Willard was gaining confidence and tried
his hand at forcing the pace. Johnson ac
cepted his challenge. The pugilists bat
tered each other across the ring, tne oiacK
having the better of it. Willard landed on
Johnson's mouth. Then Johnson uppercut
Willard over the heart. Willard bounced
off the rooes and landed a left to the jaw.
The round ended wtth Johnson swinging
blows to Willard's head.
Willard assumed the aggressive. Johnson
started one of the cowboy's ears bleeding.
The champion landed frequently, but his
blows auDeared to lack their old-time power.
Amidst feinting, the crowd shouted. "Kill
the black bear!'' Johnson immediately start
,ed a rally by driving three hard hooks to
Willard's stomach. A left by Willard
started the black's mouth bleeding. Then
Johnson slugged the white man to the
Johnson was slow In coming from his cor
ner. Willard scored two lefts to the face.
Jess was blocking better as his nervousness
wore off. Johnson swung a left to Willard's
ribs and sent half a dozen blows to Wil
lard's body and Jaw. The black knocked
Willard to the ropes with right and left
swings to the stomach. A hard right-chjp
The crowd derided Johnson, who was
fighting and answering the sallies at the
same time Willard drove a left hook to
the black's mouth and took a right book to
the body in return. Johnson smashed the
cowboy with a left to the Jaw. Jess blocked
several swings. Johnson then tried to rattle
Willard by talking. The latter angrily re
plied in kind. Johnson tapped the giant's
shoulder at the bell. It was a slow round.
The black opened with a left to the body
and a right to the jaw. In a clinch he
smashed Willard three times with his left.
Johnson then drove a right to the body and.
a left to the head. His blows apparently'
had no effect on Willard. Willard's left ear
and cheek were bloeding. He walked apryly
to hla comer at the bell.
Johnson drove Willard to the corner with
a swing to the head, willard's ear and cheek
Willard's body was now red from the
effects of the punishment. The black, duck
ing under his opponent's leads, continued to
play for the stomach. Willard drove John
son into a corner and landed a straight left
to Johnson's face. The black Jarred Willard
with a left hook to the Jaw In return. He
next hooked his left to the white man's
body, repeating this blow a minute later.
The champion landed right and left to the
head as the bell rang.
The round opened with Willard rushing
and missing a right uppercut. The chal
lenger was the aggressor and tried to force
the fighting. Johnson slammed Willard on
the mouth with a left. Jess only laughed.
The black was beginning to miss his leads.
Willard drove a hard right to Johnson's
ear. The black smashed hard left to the
body at the bell.
The crowd kidded Johnson, who rushed
Willard to the ropes and scored five hard
swings, remarking. "What a grand old
man!" Willard grinned at the remark and
also at the blows accompanying it. The bell
out Jack Root In 12 rounds at Reno, Nev.
190S, February 3 Tommy Burns defeated
Marvin Hart in 20 rounds at l.os Angeles.
1908, December 15 Jack Johnson won
decision from Tommy Burns when police
stopped bout In 14th round at Sydney,
1910, July 4 Jack Johnson knocked Chal
lenger James J. Jeffries, retired champion,
out in the 15th round at Reno.
1912. July 4 Jack Johnson won on points
from Jim Flynn at Las Vegas, N. M., In 9
rounds. The contest was stopped by police.
1913 Johnson's trouble with the United
States Government in the latter Dart of
1912 brought about his practical elimination
and a tourney was held for white heavy
weights In Los Angeles. Luther McCarty,
after defeating Al Kaufman, Jim Flynn
and AI Falser, was proclaimed white heavy
weight champion of America,
1913, May 24 Arthur Pelkey knocked out
Luther McCarty In the first round, the lat
ter collapsing and dying In tbe ring at Cal
gary. 1913, May It Gunboat Smith defeated
Jess WUlard in 20 rounds at San Francisco.
1914. January 1 Gunboat Smith knocked
out Arthur Pelkey In 15 rounds at San
Francisco and won white heavyweight title.
1914, July 4 Jack Johnson defeated Frank
Moran In 20 rounds at Paris, France.
1914, July 16 Georges Carpentier, the
Frenchman, won on a foul from Smith in
6 rounds at London.
1914 Georges Carpentier enlisted in the
French army and went to war.
1915. April 5 Jess Willard knocked out
Jack Johnson in 26 rounds at Havana,
Cuba, winning undisputed heavyweight
championship of world.
Training Camp Notes
DAYTON, O., April 5. Benton held
the Dayton Central League team to five
scattered hits here today, while Cincin
nati bunched hits, and won by a score
of 10 to 0. Score:
R. H. E. R. H. E.
Cincinnati 10 9 OjDayton 0 6 3
Batteries Benton and Clark; Wach
tel, Tedrow and Woerth. Glockson.
Detroit 5, Louisville 0,
LOUISVILLE, April 5. The Detroit
Americans made it three straight wins
from the Louisville American Associa
tion team by taking- today's game here
5 to 0. Score:
R. H. E. R.H.E.
Detroit ....5 12 OILouisville ..0 ( 1
Batteries Coveleskie, Boehler and
McKee; Scanlon, Ellis and Crossin.
Boston 10, Memphis 5
MEMPHIS, Tenn- April 5 The Bos
ton Americans won their third straight
game from Memphis, of the Southern
Association, today 10 to 5. Score:
R. H. E. R. H. E.
Boston .'....10 16 SJMemphls ...5 4 0
Batteries Foster. Ruth and Cedy,
Carrigan: H. Merritt, Keeley, Morrison
New Orleans , New York 1. .
kew osleaSS. La.. April S Th
New Orleans Southern Association team
Fight By Rounds
found both pugilists fighting in the center
of the ring.
Johnson missed a left to the head and
they clinched. The challenger blocked the
oiuca rusn. Amu much righting the biaca
man said: "Willard is a good kid," and then
rushed Jess to the ropes, scoring two hard
punches to the body. Johnson drove a ter
rific swing to Willard's side. The chal
lenger was a trifle unsteady In going to his
corner at tne end of thic round.
Willard landed a right to Johnson's body
ana a lett to the bead. Johnson hooked a
left to his opponent's Jaw and a right upper
cut to the same place, Willard again scored
a right to the body and blocked the black's
return. Johnson drove Willard to a corner
and landed two swings to the head.
After playing a tattoo on Willard's chest
and stomach, the black drove Willard to
a corner, where Johnson smashed him twice
on the Jaw. Willard's leads were easily
picked off by the champion. After several
tries Jess landed a straight left to Johnson s
face and a right swing to the jawr At the
bell Johnson landed a punch to the body
and another to the Jaw.
- Round 19.
Both pugilists slowed up a bit. Willard
was now the aggressor. Johnson stood In
the middle of the ring and blocked Wil
lard's blows. During the first minute not a
single bard punch landed and Johnson
seemed able to divine Wlllard'a every lead.
The black then started a rally, landing two
lefts to the body and a right to the jaw.
Willard opened the round with two light
blows to the black's face. The latter
laughed and said: ''Lead again, kid." Wil
lard did, and smiled also. The crowd around
the ring yelled: "Hurry up: we want to
see the races." Willard stabbed and pawed
the air until he landed a swing on John
son's Jaw. The black immediately cut loose,
and they battled across the ring. The crowd
went frantic when Willard drove a hard
right and left on the black's body at the
After a minute of posing and feinting,
Johnson hooked his left to Willard's body
and sent a right swing to the head. Wil
lard replied with a straight left to the
black's face. Jack rushed, but Willard pro
tected himself well, and fhev fell Into a
Clinch. Johnson walked around the rina. '
Willard missed a right swing, and they
both laughed. Both were fighting for an
opening at the belL
The fight at this point had degenerated
Into a slow sparring and clinching battle.
Neither pugilist appeared particularly tired
or Injured by the blows of his opponent.
Willard tried setting the pace.- In a clinch
he battered the black's body with rights and
lefts. Johnson only grinned. Willard con
tinued working for Johnson's stomach. Jack
grinned at the shrieking -crowd. .Neverthe
less Johnson was showing the effects of the
Willard rushed Into a clinch. Johnson
held on until ordered to break by the ref
eree. The challenger shot two lefts to the
black's face. They clinched again and
wrestled about the ring. Jess added two
more lefts to Jack's face and clinched. Up
to this point Johnson had not struck a
blow in the round.
The crowd yelled to the fighters in the
ring to fight, but Instead they clinched.
Willard laid his weight on Johnson at every
opportunity in the clinches. Johnson
pushed WUlard backward in the same man
ner as he did Jeffries at Reno. Johnson
missed two weak swings. The crowd howled
with disapproval. Willard then smashed
the black with a left to the face at the
Johnson's actions might have it dicated
that he thought he could not knock Wil
lard out and was trying to get the decision
on points at the end of the 45th round.
Willard shook the black with a right to the
heart. He then clipped Johnson on the Jaw
with a fast left and started forcing the
pace. Johnson was conserving every bit of
his energy. Willard again landed a left to
the mouth and then repeated It. Johnson
stepped around backwards at the bell and
dropped heavily Into his seat.
Johnson rose slowly from his chair and
Willard met him -more than two-thirds of
the way across the ring. ;Wlllard stabbed a
left Into the negro's face.; sending his head
bobbing back. Before the champion could
recover his position, Willard swung a
smashing right which landed full on John
son's stomach. Johnson was flung against
the ropes by the force of the blow and he
clinched on the rebound.
The cowboy 'tried to tear loose, but the
black man held grimly with eyes closed and
legs shaking. Just before the referee broke
them. Johnson looked over Willard's
shoulder toward the box where his wife
had been, his eyes showing a dazed, tired,
As soon as Welsh had broken the clinch,
Jess rushed again, forcing the negro into
Willard's corner, where the finish came.
Johnson was slow In guarding, and his
strong, youthful opponent hooked a swing
ing left to the body. The fading champion's
legs quivered and again the towering giant
feinted for the body. Johnson dropped his
guard and Willard won the title with a
quick hard swing to the exact point of the
The negro's knees folded up under htm.
and he sank -slowly to the floor snd rolled
ovfr on his back, partly under the ropes.
Welsh waved Willard back and began to
count. 1'p and down swung the referee's
hand, but Johnson never moved. His eyes
were glassy, only the whites being visible.
At the count of "ten" Welsh turned and
held up Willard's hand, and a .new cham
pion replaced Johnson, who was still
stretched on the floor of the ring. Time of
round, 1 minute 21 seconds.
defeated the New York Nationals 6 to
1 here today. Score:
R. H.E.I - R. H. E.
New York..l 5 1N. Orleans.. 6 6 0
Eatteries Fromme, Kirmayer and
Meyers, Smith; Bagby, Smith and
Washington Beats Philadelphia.
-WASHINGTON. April 5. The -Washington
Americans shut out the Phila
delphia Nationals here today. Walter
Johnson, In his initial tryout on the
home grounds, pitched the last four in
R, H. E. R. H. E.
Washington 4 7 OfPhila 0 4 2
Batteries Harper, Johnson and -Williams,
Ainsmith; Alexander, Mayer and
Kill If er. -
Pittsburg Loses to Atlanta.
ATLANTA. April 5. The Pittsburg
Nationals were defeated here today by
Atlanta, of the Southern Association 3
to 1. Score:
R. H. E. ' R. H. E.
Pittsburg ..1 4 ljAtlanta 3 7 1
Batteries Cooper, Adams and
Schang; Browning, Dent and Neider
korn. Chattanooga Defeats Cubs.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., April 5. The
Chattanooga Southern Association team
defeated the Chicago Nationals here to
day 3 to 2.
Brooklyn Beats Richmond.
RICHMOND, Va, April 6. The Brook
lyn Nationals defeated the Richmond
Internationals here today 8 to 5.
DrSKY SPORTSMEN IX GLOOM
Betting Losses Rest Heavily on Jack
Portland's colored population is in
the throes of deepest gloom following
the defeat of Jack Johnson by Jess
Willard. The dusky sportsmen in the
vicinity of Park and Flanders streets
bet practically everything they could
on the ex-champion.
Many perfectly good razors changed
hands on the bout, as well as a number
of other things dear to the heart of the
colored sportsman, such as sets of ivory
dice. Some even went to the extreme
of betting what apparel they t could
- College Baseball.
LEXINGTON, Va..' April S. Washing
ton and Lee 6, Cornell 0.
WASHINGTON, ""April 5. Catholic
University 1. Pennsylvania State 3. v
BALTIMORE. MdT April 5. Yale 2,
Holy Cross 1. Baltimore Federal League
19, Johns Hopkins L
BOOSTERS ARE BUSY
Plans for Opening Day Grow
' More Elaborate.
NEW RECORD IS DESIRED
Parade Will Be In Six Divisions
With Band Heading Each and
Promoters Hope to Have
2-0,000 at First Game.
As the day of. the opening baseball
game of the 1915 season of the Pacific
Coast League in Portland draws closer,
extensive preparations are being made
by the Portland Boosters' Club for tne
reception of Manager Walter McCredie
and his Pertland Beavers next Tuesday.
Ray Barkhurst, chairman of the parade
committee, issued orders last night that
six divisions will be made in the line.
Jimmie Richardson, chairman of the
publicity committee, had his old friend
Abe Attell, who is appearing at the Or
pheum, out in an automobile yesterday
selling Booster buttons, and nearly 500
of the little red, white and blue em
blems were disposed of.
The slogan of "20,000 or Bust" may
become a reality, according to the men
in charge, and everything is being done
to break all previous attendance rec
ords on the Pacific Coast. Several meet
ings of the officials of the boosters will
be held before Tuesday so as to com
plete the minor details.
Chairman Barkhurst. of the parade
committee, has placed Governor Withy
combe and his staff in the first division.
led by the Portland Police band. Next
comes Judge W. W. McCredie and Man
ager McCredie with the Portland Bea
vers bringing up the rear.
In the third section "Doc" Anderson
will hold sway, followed by all the old
timers who have either thrown a base
ball or seen one in the distance. One
or two who have never seen a baseball
may slip into the line, but all will be
stationed in the third division.
All the amateur and seml-profes
sional balltossers In Portland and vl
cinitv are scheduled to come next.
These teams will include ' the City
League nines, interscholastic and
The Harriman Club, 1500 strong, is to
be given the honor of filling, the fifth
niche and just behind this faithful
bunch of rooters will come Manager
Happy Hogan and his Venice Tigers.
Representatives of the various-allied
clubs of Portland will-find room in the
sixth division of the parade.
Automobiles will carry members of
the Portland Ad Club, Rotary Club,
Portland Progressive Business Men's
Club, East Side Business Men's Club,
Transportation Club, Press Club, Port
land Motorboat Club, Oregon Yacht
Club, Portland Rowing Club, state so
cieties and many more similar or
ganizations. As yet definite plans have not been
made as to the route of the parade.
Bands will head each division and
plenty of music is assured.
It is urged that managers of the
various baseball teams in and about
Portland get in touch with Mr. Bark
hurst at Main 5737 some time today or
not later than Friday night, as it is
necessary to know for what number
to make reservations in the parade, as
the number of machines cannot be de
termined until the chairman of the
committee kViows how many will parti
cipate. Sidelights on the Big Bout
ABE ATTELL is the champion pre
dicter of the world. Abe told an
Oregonian reporter Sunday night that
Willard would win about the 24th or
The alliance between Tom Jones and
Jess Willard that led up to yes
terday's shift In the world's fistic lau
rels was made in Portland two years
ago, when Jones was here with Ad
Wolgast. At that time Willard was
under the management of Charley Cut
ter, In Chicago. After an exchange of
a score of long-winded telegrams,
Jones weaned Willard away and was
later sued by Cutler.
Both Jeffries and Willard made plans
for world's tours. The posters for
the Jeffries match are still stored
somewhere in Chicago and possibly
Willard can change the name- and use
There was much cheering about the
local bulletin boards when the final
flash came across, "Willard wins."
Late book received: "The Castaway,"
by Jack Johnson.
Jack Johnson's "golden smile" was
planted by a Portland dentist, but a
Kansan. cowboy harvested it.
. . -
Jess Willard was born in Pottawat
omie. Kan., 28 years ago, stands 6 feet
6 inches tall' and weighs 235 pounds.
Four years ago he made his first ap
pearance in a prize ring, losing on a
foul to Louis Fink in ten rounds at
Sapulpa, Okla. Within six weeks bo
knocked Fink out in three rounds at
Oklahoma City. Willard followed up
with five knockouts and two ten-round
wins in 1911. Five knockouts and two
no-decision bouts gave him a clear rec
ord In 1912. The two no-decision bouts
were with Arthur Pelkey .and Luther
McCarty in New York apd in each Wil.
lard had the shade. Out of 11 bouts
in 1913 Willard lost only one, that to
Gunboat Smith in 20 rounds at San
Francisco. Willard's victory over
Johnson will startle San Francisco
newspapermen because they have al
ways treated Willard as a joke,
following his dismal showing against
Smith. Last year Willard met Tom
McMahon in a ten-round no-decision
bout, and scored knockouts over Dan
Daily in nine rounds at Buffalo and
George Rodel in six rounds at Atlanta,
JIM SEAVEIT WINS BUTTOX
High Amateur Goes to A. Blair at
Gun Club Meet.
Jim Seavey won the weekly average
button at the Portland Gun Club
grounds at Jenne station Sunday
with a mark of 93 ' per cent. High
amateur of the day went to A. Blair,
but as he already had been awarded
an average button, his score of 96
per cent did not count on one of the
Following are the scores made yes
terday: A. Blair, 96; P. J. Holohan,
(professional) 93; Jim Seavey. 93: Se
guin, 92; O'Brien. 92; Poston, 91; Culli
son. 90; E. Morris, (professional) 90;
Templeton. 85; Everding, 86; Pollock,
66; Broadhead, 80; Van Attan. S; Bay,
60; Wackwin, 79; Mrs. O'Brien, 41; and
Murphy, 65. - ?
Pacific Coast League Standings.
W. L. Pet.! W. L. Pet.
Los Angeles. 4 3 .BTllSalt Lake 2 2 .500
Oakland 3 3 .COO Venice 2 2 .500
San Fran.-.. 3 I .SOOiPortland 3 4 .429
. No games played; traveling day. ,
Where tbe Teams Play Today.
Portland at Salt Lake,. Venice at San
Francisco, Oakland at Los Angeles. ;
T'i j n " ' mill ' ''fSs-L i,
A DOCTOR, thoroughly tired out by driv-
-'ing all day in an automobile with ordinary hard
upholstery . and the usual spring suspension, threw himself down on
' a couch at the home of a friend for a brief rest.
NEW YORK SPORTSMEN ELATED
OVER WILLARD'S SUCCESS.
Knockout of Johnson Conies as Sur
prise and Little Money Chances
Hands In Betting; Circles.
NEW YORK, April 5. Willard's vic
tory over Johnson and the fact that
the world's heavyweight title has
passed into the custody of a white
pugilist was welcome news to those
identified with pugilism and to other
sport followers in Greater New York.
Tonight virtually nothing but the big
fight was talked 'about In the hotels
and cafes, where sporting men
Everywhere the prevailing impres
sion was that Johnson's defeat by the
big Kansan would give a stimulus to
boxing and make the sport more popu
lar all over the United States. Now
that the title is held by an American,
who will be ready to defend it without
hindrance on his native soil, the pro
moters of fistic contests here see a big
future for Willard and look forward
to some good bouts being arranged for
him when he is ready to entertain a
challenge for the championship.
"Gunboat" Smith, Jim Coffey and Al
Reich, all of whom have their homes
in thifc city, havo issued challenges
to the "cowboy" champion. In all
probability this trio, as well as many
others in the heavyweight division,
will have to wait for some. time before
Williard will consent to a match for
the title. His managers and backers
have mapped out an itinerary of ex
hibitions and theatrical engagements
for Willard in preference to having him
defend his laurels in the ring in the
WUlard, as challenger for the title,
had a host of friends here who wished
him well and hoped . for him to win,
Irut only a handful of them placed
any wagers on his chance of success.
Little money changed hands at the
odds exceeding 2 to 1 against Willard,
The friend, who drove quite as much as the
doctor but never felt the slightest physical
fatigue, said, "I believe what you need is a car
that is properly upholstered and has proper
spring suspension. In my Jeffery the seat
cushions support the small of the back and
carry the weight of the body. That takes the
weight off the spine, and the cantilever springs
absorb all the road shocks." This happened
months ago. The physician is now driving a
Jeffery and enjoying total freedom from fatigue.
Women who find it tiresome to ride in the
average car and men whose work keeps them
in an automobile any considerable part of the
day are invited to examine the Jeffery for com
fort. Try particularly the double coil springs
that make the seats equally comfortable for
small or for heavy people.
The Thomas B. Jeffery Company
Main Offjce and Works, Kenosha, Wisconsin
FRANK C. RIGGS COMPANY
while some of the bettors accepted as
low as 6 to 5 for fairly large amounts.
FEXSTEUMACHER GUIDING NINE
Basketball Coach Handling Baseball
While Karl Is Absent.
Now that Coach Virgil Earl, of the
Washington High School, is out of
town for the week's annual Spring va
cation. Coach W. A. Fenstemmacher, of
the basketball team, is handling the
baseball squad of the institution. Two
practice games are wanted for this
week by Manager Keyes and Captain
Peterson and negotiations are being
made to take on the North Pacific Den
tal College aggregation.
"Ickey" Schilt, former Lincoln High
star second baseman and all-around
athlete, Is making his headquarters
with the toothpullers and several other
local lnterscnolastic athletes are lined
up with the dentists.
BOSTONIANS BEST IN TKNN1S
Fast Play AVltnessed In National
Court Tennis Championships.
BOSTON. April 5. Boston players
won the three matches played in the
first round for the National court ten
nis championship In singles at the
Tennis and Racquet Club today. In
the feature contest, D. P. Rhodes, of
the local club, defeated Edgar Scott, of
Philadelphia, in live hard-fought sets.
J. A. L. Blake had difficulty In elimi
ARE you ready, boys, for that new
Spring Suit? You should be, for
now is the time to buy. Take a
walk down to The Peoples Cloth
ing Co. and meet R. J. (Dick)
Bell and, the new manager.
He is showing the largest
stock of new Spring Suits
$10, $15, $20, $25
The Peoples Clothing Co.
" T7i Store of Persona Service."
104-106 Third St., Bet Washington and Stark
nating W. II. T. Huhn, of Philadelphia,
four sets being necessary. Summary:
First round C. T. RuNsell. Boston, de
feated Richard Gumbrill, Cambrldxe,
6-1, 6-2. 6-0; D. P. Rhodes, Boston, de
feated Edgar Scott. PhllMdelphla, -t.
6-2. 5-6, 5-6, 6-1; J. L. Blnke, Boston,
defeated W. II. T. Huhn, Philadelphia,
5-6, 6-4. 6-4. 6-2.
IntcrscholnKtic Track Team Urt
Heady for 1 2th Annual Meet.
Almost every track and field team In
the Portland Interscholaatlo Leaiue has
Journeyed to the Columbia University
during the past week to work out on
the Indoor track In the Colllseum. Yes
terday Coach Veatch took out his Wash
ington High athletes so they could be
accustomed to the surroundings for ti'a
12th annual track and field meet of the
Columbia University, scheduled for next
The annual Spring vacations are on
and almost all the turnouts are being
made In the mornings. The high school
students are off for the rest of tho
week, while the private schoolers will
return to their studies commencing to
morrow. Manager Bach, of the Colum
bia University, Is making extensive
plans to handle the largest entry list
In the history of the meet, next Satur- .
day. The entry list closed last night.
The specific gravity of cork Is -4 snd
In connection with the production of coal
In the X'nlted Kingdom there wsre 1.20 ac
cidents, caiielnr aTh Isft yesi